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Asbestos Disease

Sadly, asbestos exposure can lead to a number of serious and often fatal diseases . Worse still, many of these asbestos diseases are not detectable until years or even decades after asbestos exposure. During this time, between asbestos exposure and diagnosis of an asbestos disease, most asbestos diseases reek silent havoc on the body. This damage is often difficult to treat and sometimes fatal.

There are different types of asbestos disease; some of these are benign (non-cancerous) while others are malignant (cancerous). The following information discusses the types of asbestos disease, symptoms of asbestos disease, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

Please see our Questions for your Doctor resource to learn more about what to ask your doctor if you think you may have an asbestos-related disease.

Types of Asbestos Disease: